Tag: AK News

907 Updates January 17, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Alaskan doctor dies while scuba diving off Florida Keys; Bethel plane fire prompts warnings, letters from national agencies and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Engineering professor fosters university community for Alaska Native students: ‘It’s full circle’; Interior Secretary Haaland announces $25 million for Denali Park Road; Alaskan kids ‘do everything except pull the trigger’ in class moose hunt and more ->
 
 
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: Mrs. WC’s First Day in Alaska
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Viral tsunami
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Patch: Anchorage Restaurants Making Changes + Land Exchange Complete and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Monday Newsletter from Juneau and more ->

907 Updates January 16, 2022

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

907 Updates January 15, 2022

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: City of Fairbanks Chief of Staff Mike Meeks passes away; North Pole robbery and murder case update North Pole Police Department; Fairbanks School Board gains national attention following sex education controversy; Fairbanks residents receive scam calls pretending to be Tanana Valley Clinic and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: M/V Kennicott Collides With M/V Hubbard While Docking In Ketchikan and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Southeast land exchange finalized; Governor taps new commissioner from Ketchikan and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Biden administration pledges $500,000 to design new mariculture facility on Prince of Wales Island and more ->
 
 
 
 

Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum Annual Meeting to Feature Preston Singletaryby LAM Webmaster on January 14th, 2022 in Sheldon Jackson Museum, Museums

For Immediate Release
January 13, 2022

On Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 2:00 pm, the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum will host their Annual Meeting at Harrigan Centennial Hall and simultaneously on Zoom. This year, the Friends are proud to present guest speaker Preston Singletary (Tlingit).

Singletary is an internationally recognized artist working in glass who draws upon designs from his Tlingit cultural heritage.

According to his website: “The art of Preston Singletary has become synonymous with the relationship between European glass blowing traditions and Northwest Native art. His artworks feature themes of transformation, animal spirits and shamanism through elegant blown glass forms and mystical sand carved Tlingit designs.”

Singletary’s artworks are included in museum collections across the country. His most recent exhibition, Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight, opens in late January at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.

The Friends are so pleased to offer our community the opportunity to attend a presentation by this highly acclaimed artist. Please note that this event is free of charge, but in-person seating may be limited. All are welcome to join via Zoom.

Please check FriendsofSJM.com/AnnualMeeting or the Friends’ Facebook page by Feb. 10 to learn if reserved seating is required and for the Zoom link. Please visit the City of Sitka website for Covid-19 mitigation information. This event is made possible with the support of Aspen Suites Hotel Sitka and Sea Mart. To learn more, email friendsofsjm@gmail.com, visit www.friendsofsjm.com or call (907) 747-8981.

907 Updates January 14, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: 3 men recently sentenced in Anchorage for sex and human trafficking; Providence Alaska tightens visitation policy as omicron variant drives COVID-19 cases higher and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: A man died in the Bethel sobering center. His family is suing the federal government; The 2022 Bogus Creek 150 will run Feb. 19; NTSB is not investigating Yute Commuter Service plane that landed on lake near Pilot Station and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Governor Dunleavy issues Disaster Declaration for 2022 Southeast Storms; Denali Announces Polychrome Improvements Virtual Meetings; The Porcupine’s Winter in Slow-Motion; Midwinter Rain-on-Snow a Game Changer; This Day In Alaska History January 14th, 1869 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: North Pole Police Department responds to armed robbery on Santa Claus Lane and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: New Utqiagvik Superior Court judge combines passions for law, community and more ->
 
 
 
 
KFSK: Petersburg School Board to consider possible changes to its Covid-19 mitigation plan and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Ketchikan’s mayor calls on state authorities to stabilize hillside that’s slid onto highway twice in a month and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Cheating death
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Friday Newsletter – Bare shelves concern Alaskans and more ->
 
 
 
 
Congressman Young’s Washington Report: Washington Update
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: 12 Scenic Trails To Explore In Alaska, One For Each Month Of The Year

907 Updates January 12 & 13, 2022

Ketchikan Daily News: Patricia Mae (Dow) Davidson
 
 
 
 
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Police investigating death of Anchorage chef last month as suspicious Anchorage police say the man’s death is suspicious in nature and that the investigation is ongoing; Flying Dutchman Pastry Shop participates in the Betty White Challenge and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Petersburg police officer fired after offensive social media post; The Hydaburg Dam is at risk of failing, threatening the city’s water supply and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Alaska National Guard to Deploy Personnel to Assist Yakutat With Snow Removal; Alaska National Guard to Deploy Personnel to Assist Yakutat With Snow Removal; Governor Dunleavy Recognizes the Passing of Former Representative Jules Wright; Climate-Driven Disease Devastates Seagrass Health; This Day In Alaska History January 12th, 1916, January 13th, 1946 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Golden Valley Electric Association installs first of its kind transmission circuit breaker and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Leefisher Tukrook, charged with a first-degree murder, said voices urged him to kill Justin Labrado.; Short on diesel fuel, North Slope sewage pipes break and more ->
 
 
 
 
KSTK: SEARHC permanently closes Wrangell’s Alaska Crossings program; New state rules expand where ATVs are allowed on Wrangell roads; In February, an electrical rate hike for Wrangell and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Seward Journal, January 12 to 18, 2022
 
 
 
 
KFSK: Petersburg police officer fired after offensive social media post; he says it was taken out of context and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: A new Dock Street food truck park hopes to start serving Ketchikan diners this spring and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Wednesday Newsletter – Angela Rodell fights back, Juneau case counts soar, inflation at 40-year high and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News: A new Anchorage resident left Afghanistan after years assisting U.S. military. Now he’s helping others resettle in Alaska. The former interpreter left Afghanistan weeks before the Taliban took over. He won’t be satisfied until his family joins him.
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Bikes and booze
 
 
 
 

907 Updates January 11, 2022

The Arctic Sounder: Lucy Adams remembered as ‘the rock of Kivalina’
 
 
 
 
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Man suspected of homicide takes own life; Alaska musher Ryan Redington’s sled dog team struck by snowmachine while training in Wisconsin; Report finds Anchorage correctional officers pepper sprayed inmates, used excessive force; News A 6.8 earthquake struck off the Aleutian Islands in Alaska early Tuesday morning. Aleutians get hit by magnitude 6.8 earthquake; Telling Alaska’s Story: Drool Central offers homemade dog treats and business keeps growing; Alaska Botanical Garden Ice Carving Competition Begins and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Traffic is heavy on the Kuskokwim Ice Road, which stretches from Napakiak to Kalskag and more->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Biden Administration Continues to Shut Down Alaska’s Domestic Energy Production with “No Action” Decision; This Day In Alaska History January 11th, 1923 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Trial of Steven Downs; what you need to know; Interior Alaska residents experience moose attacks after winter storms and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Lucy Adams remembered as ‘the rock of Kivalina’
 
 
 
 
KINY: Indigenous news outlets, nonprofits drive deeper coverage and more ->
 
 
 
 
KFSK: Petersburg group looks to address childcare needs through locally developed solutions and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Raymond D. Austin Professor, Department of Applied Indigenous Studies, NAU: Views from NAU: Addressing the missing and murdered Indigenous people in the United States
 
 
 
 
Daily Mail: Moose in the hoose! Moment a nosy moose sticks its head through woman’s bathroom window in Alaska Cristina Smith filmed the large moose sticking its head into her bathroom Ms Smith, from Homer, Alaska says she often sees wild animals around her home The large animal remained on Ms Smith’s property for several minutes
 
 
 
 

907 Updates January 10, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: First the wind storm, now broken pipes and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: After 33 years, Fish Radio’s Laine Welch hangs up her mic and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Council member Mary “Beth” Hessler to propose overturning the City of Bethel’s vaccine mandate and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Colorado Felon Held on $100,000 Bail Following REDDI Stop Saturday; Governor Dunleavy Visits Local Law Enforcement Posts on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day; This Day In Alaska History January 10th, 1882 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Juneau police crime of the week seeks info on December home burglary and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Monday Newsletter – Waiting on Supreme Court, Sophie Sergie murder case starts today in Fairbanks and more ->
 
 
 
 

907 Updates January 09, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage Fire Department investigating Fairview fire; Police investigate homicide in East Anchorage and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Senior leadership shakeup continues at Bartlett as top financial officer resigns and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: U.S. Army Alaska Soldier dies in Fairbanks; This Day In Alaska History January 9th, 1797 and more ->
 
 
 
 
UpHomes: Home Security and Personal Safety Resource Guide for Single Women

907 Updates January 08, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage man sentenced to nearly 5 years for illegal possession of a gun; Ellie’s Furcast: learning how to skijor and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Another winter storm could dump up to 2 feet of snow on Southeast Alaska; Alaska SeaLife Center scientists learn from two baby belugas with diverging paths and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Alaska Air National Guard medevacs three people, mostly in extreme weather conditions; Yute lands plane on frozen lake near Pilot Station, reporting no injuries or damage; Here’s how you can celebrate Slaviq in Bethel this weekend and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History January 8th, 1908 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Peggy Ferguson (1946-2021): Fairbanks remembers a theater titan; Fairbanks man dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound after Trooper chase. And more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Juneau man arrested and jailed on outstanding warrant; Trial in Alaska university cold case death to start soon and more ->
 
 
 
 
KSTK: First week of new year brings COVID spike to Wrangell and more ->
 
 
 
 
KFSK: Petersburg schools close temporarily for heavy snow loads and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Southern panhandle schools make changes as omicron wave hits Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 

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907 Updates January 07, 2022

KTUU Alaka’s News Source: Victim of deadly December trailer fire identified as JBER airman; Anchorage man sentenced to nearly 5 years for illegal possession of a gun and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Omicron wave hit Alaska this week, state health leaders say; The 750-mile Race to Alaska is back on after a 2-year pandemic hiatus and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: The Bogus Creek 150 is postponed. The new date has not been announced and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History January 7th, 1914 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Make-A-Wish looking for volunteers in Fairbanks; Fairbanks Police Chief Ron Dupee shows off new patrol vehicle Fairbanks Police are rolling in style with new design and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Kivalina holiday races bring in the new year on a high note; In Your Words: Five Kiana families receive new homes for holidays; Kotzebue artist will record a video tutorial of sewing a traditional fur parka and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: Anchorage anti-panhandling signs cite unconstitutional law; Bartlett Hospital implementing new criteria for monoclonal treatment; Deep snow prompts aggressive moose behavior in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
KFSK: Petersburg assembly passes resolution for post office improvements and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Third suspect arrested in drug case and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Friday Newsletter – Alaska Airlines cuts flights, and Juneau has mail-in voting disaster and more ->
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Patch: Jan 6- 12, 39 events coming up in the Anchorage area
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Get Your Brunch On With Freshly Baked Goodies At The Sea Bean Cafe In Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Amy E. Butcher, GoodReads: Mothertrucker: Finding Joy on the Loneliest Road in America Rate this book 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars Open Preview Mothertrucker: Finding Joy on the Loneliest Road in America
The true story of two women who found meaning, strength, and friendship in one of the most punishing and magnificent landscapes on earth.

Amy Butcher was an accomplished college professor, mentor, and writer, but in her own home, she was embarrassed and emotionally burdened by an increasingly abusive relationship. Exhausted and terrified of the ways her partner’s behavior could escalate, Amy reached out to Instagram celebrity Joy “Mothertrucker” Wiebe. Joy was a fifty-year-old wife and mother and the nation’s only female ice road trucker, a woman who maneuvered big rigs through the Alaskan wilderness along the deadliest road in America. Joy was everything Amy wanted to be: independent, fearless, and in charge of her life in a landscape dominated by men. Invited by Joy to ride shotgun, Amy found her escape on a road that was treacherous, beautiful, and exhilarating—an adventurous ride through the Alaskan wilderness that was profoundly life changing.

Mothertrucker is the story of that bracing four-hundred-mile journey navigating snow-glazed overpasses, ice-blue curves, and near plummets. It’s also the stories that led them both to Alaska—an interrogation of the reality of female fear, domestic violence, and how to overcome—and an exploration into just how galvanizing friendships between women can be. (less)